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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, Venezuela's Constituent Assembly poses for an official photo after being sworn in, at Venezuela's National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Delegates to the all-powerful assembly unanimously approved a decree Friday, August 18, giving it the authority to pass legislation on a range of issues affecting Venezuela's security and sovereignty. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powersVenezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly has taken over the powers of the opposition-led congress
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
The mosaic tile design meant to represent Times Square's status as the "Crossroads of the World" is part of the subway station's border, in New York, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Transit officials have decided to alter subway tiles at the station that have a design that's been compared to the Confederate flag, to make it "crystal clear" that they don't depict the flag. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
NY subway tiles with Confederate flag look to be alteredTransit officials have decided to alter subway tiles at a Manhattan station that have a cross-like design that's been compared to the Confederate flag
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. According to a source, Bannon is leaving White House post. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategistWhite House chief strategist Steve Bannon pushed out of his White House post, returns to Breitbart News
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
Europe fans cheer at the start of foursomes matches against the United States at the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point leadThe United States swept the afternoon fourball matches to take a 5 1/2-2 1/2 lead over Europe in the Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
This photo combo of images shows, clockwise, from upper left: a Google sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla., the Twitter app displayed on a smartphone, PayPal headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and the Facebook app displayed on an iPad. It took a violent rally to get tech companies, such as these and others, to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. (AP Photo)
Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accountsTech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
FILE - In this June 28, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega speaks during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela. The ousted chief prosecutor fled to Colombia with her husband German Ferrer, on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, a day after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to ColombiaVenezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has fled to Colombia with her husband a day after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
Cameron Padgett, a 23-year-old senior at Georgia State University, is photographed downtown in Atlanta, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Padgett sued, successfully, for white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at Auburn University in April after the Alabama school tried to cancel the event. Padgett calls himself an "identitarian" _ not a white nationalist _ and insists "advocating for the interests of white people" doesn't make him a racist. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campusesFar-right extremist groups have found college campuses are fertile ground for spreading their message and attracting new followers
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Corrections shows Jack Greene. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to schedule an execution for Greene, who was convicted in the 1991 killing of Sidney Jethro Burnett after Burnett and his wife accused Greene of arson. Rutledge said Greene has exhausted his appeals and there's no stay of execution in place. (Arkansas Department of Corrections via AP)
Expert: Arkansas may have reliable source of execution drugA death penalty expert says Arkansas may have found a reliable source for an execution drug
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 image taken from video provided by the Euclid Police Dept.,  Euclid police officer Michael Amiott grabs Richard Hubbard to arrest him on a street in Euclid, Ohio. A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had originally described. (Euclid Police Dept. via AP)
Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stopDashcam video of a white officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man appears to show a different sequence of events than how Ohio police had initially described it
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
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  • Sculpture put in removed statue's spot toppled

    Marcus Martin, right, hugs his fiance Marissa Blair, left, during a memorial for Heather Heyer Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va. Martin pushed his fiance out of the way of the vehicle that killed Heyer last Saturday. The Miami Herald, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 08:29 PM
  • Breaking and entering trial begins for accused serial burglar

    Theodore Roosevelt Bailey, 62, of Capitol Heights, Md., is linked to numerous residential burglaries in Fauquier and Loudoun counties, according to law enforcement. Fauquier.com, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 04:50 PM
  • Office worker gets 3.5 years for poisoning coffee with soap

    A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her coworkers' coffee with Windex and dish soap. Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman announced the sentence Thursday for 33-year-old Mayda Rivera Juarez of Sterling. Star Tribune, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 10:10 AM
  • Coffee machine poisoner jailed

    Mayda Rivera-Juarez and the coffee machine in which she poured Windex and Ajax to poison her co-workers. A 33-YEAR-OLD woman who poisoned co-workers by pouring window cleaner and washing up liquid into the office coffee machine has been sent to prion. NEWS.com.au, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 12:47 AM
  • Apple CEO Makes $2 Million Pledge To Fight Hate

    The Latest on the white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted into deadly violence : Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white-nationalist rally. TheCourier.com, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 08:54 PM
  • Police patrols stepped up near Leesburg Confederate monument

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has increased patrols and surveillance around the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds Friday following the vandalism of Leesburg's Confederate monument. Loudoun Times, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 03:31 PM
  • Shelter Animals Can Be One Viral Photo Away From Adoption

    McMuffin is available for adoption from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. The first photo was taken by summer campers. NBC Washington, Fri, Aug 18 2017 @ 02:33 PM
  • D.C. police investigating anti-Semitic graffiti as a hate crime

    D.C. police are investigating as a hate crime the scribbling of an anti-Semitic slur on the brick wall of a recreation area in Georgetown. The slur, a derogatory term for Jewish people, has been removed from the wall on city property in the 1700 block of 38th Street NW, according to a police report filed Wednesday. The Washington Post, Thu, Aug 17 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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